Thursday, March 6, 2014

He Sank A Tugboat

I ventured out to Glorioso's Italian market this morning to pick up a few things. Even though it's only 21 degrees the bright sun is melting the snow pretty good. It will be interesting to see what the terrain looks like on St. Patrick's Day. We do a lot of walking to various places with friends starting early and getting a cab in this town on any holiday type day is damn near impossible.

Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears will not be returning for a 9th season. The man was purely electrifying anytime he touched a ball on a kick or punt return. Eventually teams quit kicking to him in crucial situations. He's a casualty of a tight salary cap but he will be playing for somebody next year.

A Southern California man is suing a Las Vegas casino because he lost $500,000 when he was obviously drunk. Not just drunk, but blackout drunk. He admits he was blackout drunk yet he is also suing the casino for sullying his name. The man owns a car dealership so I think perhaps his name was sullied a bit before he set a foot in Vegas.

An 81 foot tugboat from Key West sank about 2 miles away from the island in 35 foot waters. Yes, there is a lot of shallow water in the Keys which is why ship salvage wrecker's were very profitable back in the 1800's.

Apparently, the new owner took it out and somehow it sank. The man had just purchased the tug and had never operated a boat of any sort before. I find it's usually good to learn on a smaller boat closer to shore but that's just me. Unfortunately, Monroe County taxpayers are going to spend about $200,000 to raise and dispose of the vessel. They would go after the boat owner to recoup these costs but this knucklehead spent everything he had on the tugboat.


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